Residents urged to respond straightaway to Household Enquiry Form

Published Friday, 16 September 2016

The council is sending out letters to remind households they must return the Household Enquiry Form if they haven’t yet done so.

The form is part of the annual canvass of who is eligible to vote in the borough.  It is used to check if there are any changes to those registered so if someone no longer lives at the property they can be removed.  Any new people can be invited to register as the Government has changed the way we register to vote so it is now an individual’s responsibility.

If the details remain the same, confirm this:

by calling 0800 197 9871 or 
by texting NOCHANGE to 80212. 

If the details need to be updated, let the council know

The information from the canvass will be used to put together the annual electoral register. This register lists the names and addresses of everyone who is eligible to vote.  It is used for electoral purposes, detecting crime, calling people for jury service and checking credit applications.  It is a legal requirement and if you fail to give the necessary information you can face a fine.

Every household must respond to the Household Enquiry Form as soon as possible by checking the names of the people printed on the form who are currently registered to vote at the address. All the guidance is on the Household Enquiry Form so look out for it in your post.

More information is on the government website at or by email


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